"Well, what you plan and what takes place ain't ever exactly been similar" - Jayne, Firefly
*sigh* So true. I snacked last night again. Oh I ate Brussel sprouts roasted in the oven. But I also had chocolate pudding. Oh and I stopped on Wednesday and had an ice cream cone from McDonalds. Why do I do this to myself? Why can't I just stick to the plan? Answer: I can.
I can so why don't I? That is the question. The answer is rather deep, and I won't go into it on here. It digs deep into old hurts and lies and would take too long to explain. Let's just say I feel incompetent, so I'm afraid of succeeding, so I sabotage myself. I don't do it on purpose. But now that I am aware of it, I can start fighting it. I know what feelings lead to me eating that ice cream bar, so I know when to start talking myself down. If I ever want to reach my goal, I have to start now. I CAN do it, the question is, will I?
Yes, yes I will. I want to feel fabulous. I want to look like me again. No, I want to look better. I want to feel better.
So time for the plan and what takes place to be similar.
I saw a picture here on SP of a person's current pants on top of their beginner pants. Wow. What a statement. What inspiration. I'm back in my beginner pants. But I have a goal. I'm going to get back in those next size down pants I was in. I'm going to lose 30 pounds and SP says if I lose 2 pounds a week I can lose it by Oct 3rd. So I put weigh in days on my calendar with little red stars (I love red!) and the final weigh in day in bold with lots of stickers... and I'm weighing in every week for my BLC team... I can do this! I will!
I went on my other blog and put links to all the workouts I'm doing throughout the week, so that all I have to do is go to that blog and click on the link and I'm at the video, no searching. Yes I put the video's in my favorites, but I have them listed by day of the week on that blog. Today I did a 'butt blasting' video and man to my hips feel it!
I'm putting all these little pieces in place so that I can succeed. So that on Oct 3rd I can say not only did I do it, I killed it and set another goal. Yes 30 pounds is a big goal. I have mini goals of 10 pounds planned along the way, at week 5, 10 and 15, 15 being my final goal day. I need to come up with some prizes for reaching those goals and they don't need to be too small. Something I'll really look forward to. Hmm...
Week 5: 248 pounds (-10) prize: New (red) case for phone
Week 10: 238 pounds (-20) prize: refurbished Garmin Vivofit 3
Week 15: 228 pounds (-30) prize: Craft Cart
That is if I meet the weight that week or before that week and keep it off. I'm already a little behind, but I think I have some wiggle room. Plus I'm getting plenty of activity packing and cleaning and now that I'm daily working out and added strength training... If I can just keep the food in control I'll have no problem! In fact I might actually get ahead of schedule if I keep the food in control.
So what about you, what is holding you back?
Hope you have a great day! Don't forget it is Thirsty Thursday! Drink up!